New content added to League of Legends seems to suggest that Fiora will be the game’s next confirmed LGBTQ character. Voice interactions appear to confirm that the Valoran duelist is not heterosexual.
Fiora would be the second confirmed LGBTQ character in the game after Varus was confirmed to be gay.
League of Legends Second LGBTQ Character Teased
League of Legends champion Swain is the latest character to receive a rework. As is typical for hero reworks, developer Riot Games has overhauled the character’s design, also giving him several new voice lines and interactions with other champions.
One of these ‘special’ interactions is for Fiora and can be heard in the video above (at 1:43 in). When Swain kills Fiora and collects her soul fragment, he says that “[Fiora] spurned so many suitors, a wonder they did not see why.”
The voice line does not explicitly confirm state Fiora’s sexuality, but some League of Legends players have taken Swain’s comment to mean that Fiora isn’t interested in men – or anyone at all. If Fiora has ‘spurned’ male suitors, could it be because she’s not interested in them because they are men and that she is a lesbian? Or is Fiora asexual, and is not interested in a sexual relationship with anyone at all, and so she turns them all down?
League of Legends fans seem excited by the possibility that Fiora may be gay and as noted by The Rift Herald, some have already begun to discuss which female champions she could be in a relationship with. According to a thread on Reddit, it seems that fans have been speculating about the character’s sexuality for some time, making a confirmation that she is gay even more welcome.
Riot has already confirmed its plans to significantly overhaul the game’s lore and it’s quite possible that Fiora’s lore update will include a more clear confirmation of how she identifies. It should also be noted that Riot has expressed its support for LGBTQ characters multiple times before, so even if Fiora isn’t the next LGBTQ League of Legends character, the developer does have plans to introduce more in future.
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